Tid og sted: 20. nov. 2017 10:00, Seminarrom End of the Line, Ullevål stadion, Sognsveien 77 B


Pricing of Spreads and Other Options in Cointegrated Markets

Tid: 24. nov. 2017 11:00 - 11:30

Elisabeth Seland

In my job as research adviser, I receive a lot of questions about rights, possibilities and problems in connection with scientific publishing and open access. Both EU and the Norwegian Research Council have rules about this, and there is also a UiO policy in place that is relevant for all employees. I will give a short presentation to try to clear up what you have to, must, may, could and should related to Open access. In my experience many of you have the same questions about these issues, so I hope you bring your questions with you and we can address them in the seminar.

Tid: 24. nov. 2017 11:30 - 12:00

Andreas Carlson og Jean Rabault

Nature has invented ingenious aerodynamic design solutions, some of which are critical for plants as wind dispersal of seeds and fruits is coupled to their flight performance. This formulates into an optimization problem for plants: large seed wings can lead to increased lift and more efficient dispersion, but are costly for the tree to build and can more easily be trapped in the canopy. Double winged seeds/fruits separate from their tree when a specific level of dessication is reached, and autorotate as they descend to the ground. This leads to the question: how is the wing curvature of seeds/fruits linked to their flight performance? To answer this, we develop a theoretical model that suggests the existence of an optimal wing curvature that yields maximal lift. To further understand the interplay between the flow and the wing geometry, we perform a synthetic seed adaptation by deploying 3D printing of double winged fruits that we use in flight experiments, where we span the phase space of aerial dynamics by changing the of wing curvature and seed/fruit weight. Experiments confirm that there is a sweet-spot in curvature to maximise the flight time consisted with geometrical measurements from a wide range of seeds in Nature. Our results highlights the importance of not curving too much or too little for helicopter fruits to have an optimal flight performance.

Tid og sted: 24. nov. 2017 13:15, Ullevål Stadion: Gates of Eden

M.Sc. Espen Stokkereit ved Matematisk institutt vil forsvare sin avhandling for graden ph.d.:

Essays on Stochastic Optimal Stopping and Control


Tid og sted: 7. des. 2017 10:30, Rom "Desolation Row", Ullevål, Sognsveien 77 B


American Options in Financial Quotes

Tid og sted: 7. des. 2017 10:30, Møterom "End of the Line", Ullevål, Sognsveien 77 b


Comparison of two lower bounds for availabilities in multistate monotone systems -an established one and a new one

Tid og sted: 11. des. 2017 10:00, Rom "End of the Line" på Ullevål, Sognsveien 77 B.


Topics in Condence Distributions

Tid og sted: 11. des. 2017 13:30, Rom "End of the Line" på Ullevål, Sognsveien 77 B.


Fiducial and Objective Bayesian Inference


Tid og sted: 12. des. 2017 09:00, Fysikkbygningen: Kristian Birkelands auditorium


Time Evolution of Quantum Mechanical Many-Body Systems


Tid og sted: 15. des. 2017 13:00, Rom "Hurricane", Ullevål, Sognsveien 77 B




Tid og sted: 20. des. 2017 10:00, Rom "Hurricane" på Ullevål, Sognsveien 77 B


Representations of Cuntz–Krieger Algebras and Wavelets on Fractals



Tid og sted: 15. nov. 2017 14:30 - 16:00, Desolation Row, Sognveien 77 B

I will report on work in progress on calculations of the motivic homotopy groups of MGL (the algebraic cobordism spectrum) over number fields. It is known that pi_{2n,n}(MGL) is the Lazard ring, and pi_{-n,-n}(MGL) is Milnor K-theory of the base field. We will calculate all of pi_{*,*}(MGL) with the slice spectral sequence (motivic Atiyah-Hirzebruch spectral sequence) over a number field. I will give a brief review of the the tools and sketch the main parts of the calculation: The input from motivic cohomology, the use of C_2-equivariant Betti realization and comparison with Hill-Hopkins-Ravenel to determine the differentials, and settle most of the hidden extensions. 

Tid og sted: 8. nov. 2017 15:00 - 16:00, Hurricane, Sognsveien 77 b

I will discuss the algebra structure of the E_2-term of the mod 2 Adams spectral sequence for tmf, given by the cohomology Ext_{A(2)}(F_2, F_2) of A(2).  We (Bruner & Rognes) use Groebner bases to verify the presentation given by Iwai and Shimada, with 13 generators and 54 relations. Thereafter I will discuss the relationship between differentials and Steenrod operations in the Adams spectral sequence for E_\infty ring spectra.  

Tid og sted: 8. nov. 2017 13:15, Ullevål Stadion: Gates of Eden

M.Sc. Fredrik Meyer ved Matematisk institutt vil forsvare sin avhandling for graden ph.d.:

Join of hexagons and Calabi–Yau threefolds


Welcome to the second FINEWSTOCH Networkshop. The workshop will bring together leading researchers in stochastics and probability theory to discuss recent developments with a particular focus on finance, insurance, energy and weather. 

Tid og sted: 8. nov. 2017 10:15, Gates of Eden, Ullevål stadion

M.Sc. Fredrik Meyer ved Matematisk institutt avholder prøveforelesning over oppgitt emne: "Prym varieties: basic constructions and central results".

Tid og sted: 8. nov. 2017 10:15, Gates of Eden, Ullevål stadion

M.Sc. Espen Stokkereit ved Matematisk institutt avholder prøveforelesning over oppgitt emne: "Rough path theory".

Tid og sted: 6. nov. 2017 12:45 - 13:45, End of Line, Ullevål

Pawel Kasprzak (Warzaw) will give a talk with title " Quantum actions on discrete quantum spaces"


To any action of a compact quantum group on a von Neumann algebra which is a direct sum of factors we associate an equivalence relation corresponding to the partition of a space into orbits of the action. We show that in case all factors are finite-dimensional (i.e. when the action is on a discrete quantum space) the relation has finite orbits.  We then apply this

i) to generalize the classical theory of Clifford, concerning the restrictions of representations to normal subgroups, to the framework of quantum subgroups of discrete quantum groups, itself extending the context of closed normal quantum subgroups of compact quantum groups; ii) to the context of idempotent states showing that the  algebra of invariant elements is finite dimensional if and only if the corresponding state is normal. Joint work with K. De Commer, A. Skalski and P. Sołtan.

Tid og sted: 2. nov. 2017 14:30 - 15:30, Gates of Eden, Sognsv. 77 B

Professor Emeritus Erling Størmer will turn 80 on November 2, and he will use this occasion to give a Colloquium Talk with tittle:


Abstract: The first part of the talk will be an introduction to the theory of positive linear maps between matrix algebras, plus a few words on the operator algebra case. For the last 20 years, physicists working in quantum information theory have been active in the subject and I’ll devote the last half of the talk to a negative solution to a conjecture they had.  

Tid og sted: 2. nov. 2017 10:15 - 11:00, Gates of Eden

When and how surface structure determines the dynamics of partial wetting  

Tid og sted: 1. nov. 2017 14:15 - 16:00, Desolation Row, Sognsveien 77 B

I will discuss machine computations in a finite range, using Bruner's ext-program, of Ext over A, the mod 2 Steenrod algebra, and over A(2), the subalgebra of A generated by Sq^1, Sq^2 and Sq^4. These are the E_2-terms of the mod 2 Adams spectral sequences for S and tmf, respectively.

Tid og sted: 30. okt. 2017 15:15 - 16:00, Hurricane

Sedimentation-diffusion equilibrium of Quincke rollers  

Tid og sted: 27. okt. 2017 13:00 - 14:00, hurricane

Iceberg drift on dead water

Tid og sted: 26. okt. 2017 14:15 - 16:00, Ullevål
Tid og sted: 24. okt. 2017 09:00 - 10:00, Seminarrom 108

Du er halvveis i semesteret! Hvordan går det? Kom og få gratis kaffe og mat på seminarrom 108 / You are halfway through the semester! How are you? Come and get free coffee and food in the seminar room 108